Mark Manning is an independent advisor on sustainable finance. Alongside his position as a Visiting Senior Fellow and consultant at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute Centre for Economic Transition Expertise, Mark works with the IFRS Foundation, Chapter Zero, the World Bank and the Transition Plan Taskforce. His focus areas include transition planning, systems change, sustainability reporting, and sustainable investment.


During a long career in financial regulation, Mark held various senior policy and research roles in central banking and securities regulation in London and Sydney – with the Bank of England, the Reserve Bank of Australia and, most recently, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In his role as Strategic Policy Advisor on Sustainable Finance at the FCA, Mark played a leading role in driving progress towards new international and domestic regulation and standards for climate-/sustainability-related reporting, transition planning, sustainable investment, and ESG data and ratings.

Research Interests

  • Transition planning
  • Transition finance
  • Systems change
  • Sustainability reporting
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